June's stupid life, Marvin, My pets

Trucks, dead birds, disorders and gangle

This whole thing where thousands of birds fell dead from the sky, and now a bunch of fish have rolled up dead as well? Is freaking me out.

In similar freaking out news, there are men in a big truck outside fixing a pothole, and I tried to photograph this important development for you but my camera battery just died, and anyway, you can imagine how this appeals to the dogs. They are up on the couch going hoarse. It's peaceful here, is what it is.

Oh, wait. Look. Even though the battery was dead, I was able to plug in the camera and upload the truck shot. Thank GOD. Because it's fascinating.

Truck
You also get a little glimpse of the dead neighbor's house.

I feel bad, because yesterday the dead neighbor's mom came over to deliver mail that had come to her by accident, and Marvin answered the door and I was busy wrangling the dogs, and you know how Marvin isn't friendly.

"This isn't our mail. That's Peg's. Go next door." SLAM.

"Honey, that was dead neighbor's MOM!" I said, as I watched her huddle next door. "Well, I didn't know who it was," groused Marvin. You'd think he grew up in New York, wouldn't you? And he never knows who anyone is. In that end-of-the-year post I did? With the You Tube video? He asked who that couple was when I had the picture of Kate and Prince William.

Maybe Marvin has that thing where he can't recognize faces. You know that thing? It's like a disease or a malfunction or an issue or something. A DISORDER. That's what I was trying to think of. Maybe Marvin has that disorder.

The poor thing. Dead neighbor mom, not disorderly Marvin. I really have to go over there with a baked good, don't I? This will require me to bake a good, is the issue at hand.

Dogz
Anyway, the truck has left and I was able to squeeze out one shot of the dogs, spent, after all the hysteria. Talu wants to veg and watch Regis all morning. And yes, that IS my car driving into the house. Marvin parks it on this white trash angle so it's just a little on the lawn. I hate it and I secretly wish the neighborhood association would take issue so he couldn't do it anymore. I guess it's not so much a secret now, is it?

Look how Edsel takes up more room than compact Talu. The word for Edsel currently would be "gangly." He is full of the gangle.

Okay, I must go continue my reading about yeast. Hope you don't report me to PETA for the dog picture. BAH! Yeast? PETA? Get it?

Oh, dear.

P.S. I was just serving Edsel his lunch, and Tallulah does not GET lunch as she is not a growing puppy, so I close the baby gate in the back room to keep her out. The point is, Edsel just LEPT over the gate like it was nothing. Have I mentioned "oh, dear"?

 

75 thoughts on “Trucks, dead birds, disorders and gangle”

  1. I make pita with yeast. Not sure about the PETA folks, though. They may be more the unleavened type.
    Flocks of birds weird me out. How they move all at once like they do? Freaky! So I for one am not surprised that they all decide to die together, too.
    But Nostradamus has the world ending 12.21.2012 so everybody can just relax. Although party at Hulk’s sounds great. Love me some guacamole!

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  2. It wasn’t fireworks…trust me, I too live in Arkansas and actually used to live in that town. We are as freaked out about this as everyone else.
    DID YOU HEAR that another 500 birds of that same species dropped dead in Louisiana TODAY????
    NOW I am freaking out!

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  3. Somebody gave the birds ‘pop rocks’???
    “Blunt force internal injuries”
    Just sayin’.
    Oh,and Hulk, man, you’re gonna have to get a bigger couch ’cause I’ll be here til at least October , too. I will bring a large supply of popcorn though.

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  4. We have an update on the birds:
    Scientists believe that fireworks appeared to have frightened the birds into such a frenzy that they crashed into homes, cars and each other. Some may have flown straight into the ground.

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  5. June, you should make dead neighbor mama some banana/ chocolate chip/pecan/cream cheese/blueberry bread. I made it this morn! It’s killer!

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  6. But I don’t think pita bread has yeast in it??
    This is getting way over the edge crazy….just like PETA!!!! Is this what we were going for? That PETA is over the edge crazy? But we all knew that already, eh?
    June, you can get a home/fun agility course on ebay for Edsel…Lu would like it too. One of the items is an adjustable height jump bar. Bella loved it, and we laughed our arses off trying to teach her.

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  7. I am completely freaked out about the birds and fish because I live in Arkansas! If anything else happens, I’m so out of here!

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  8. Your Pal in MA–I have TWO crazy relatives like that. I hope when they get raptured I get their cars.
    And Hulk–yea, yea, thought of the yeast and pita and PETA and PET-A and dogs and…yeastpeta yeastpeta yeastpeta…Are you and June LAUGHING at us? Having us on?

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  9. Don’t take old (literally) Harold Camping very seriously…that any of you did is not what happened. But…that fool was on the radio 20 years ago and had declared the day of the end and did a count down and everything and it came and…NOT. (Really, I listened to it) No end. Or nobody I knew got raptured or anything. And he was right on the air the next day saying No man knows the time or place . And kept RIGHT ON preaching. Now he’s at it again. Crazy. Is what he is. But so is the other camping…crazy.

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  10. Oh C’MON!!!
    Yeast. Bread. Pita bread. PETA. Animal rights. Dog picture…

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  11. And June, about Edsel jumping over the baby gate, maybe that should be ‘oh deer’ instead. Is part of his DNA of the deer variety? Does he rub his head on things like he may be growing antlers?

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  12. OK, is anyone going to explain the PETA/yeast thing to PJ and me? Is it too complicated?

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  13. I know, Anita. And I paint whimsical animal portraits for a living. Can you say black sheep? Wait. That makes me a portraitist. Totally counts, right?
    And Hulk, get Junie to send it to you from her Merry Christmas complete boxed set of Six Feet Under that Marv gave her. It was super funny. In a twisted sort of way, of course.

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  14. I know, Anita. And I paint whimsical animal portraits for a living. Can you say black sheep? Wait. That makes me a portraitist. Totally counts, right?
    And Hulk, get Junie to send it to you from her Merry Christmas complete boxed set of Six Feet Under that Marv gave her. It was super funny. In a twisted sort of way, of course.

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  15. I know, Anita. And I paint whimsical animal portraits for a living. Can you say black sheep? Wait. That makes me a portraitist. Totally counts, right?
    And Hulk, get Junie to send it to you from her Merry Christmas complete boxed set of Six Feet Under that Marv gave her. It was super funny. In a twisted sort of way, of course.

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  16. And another thing: this guy’s followers are all calm and collected. Just going about their business and warning people about it.
    If it was me, though, I wouldn’t say a word. I mean, why do you want more idiots in Heaven? “No, no…everything’s gonna be fine. Go ahead, keeping sinning. I’ll see you for the big big Fourth of July picnic…” *wink wink*…

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  17. I missed that, Fur-Dog. But I would’ve laughed…
    Plus I know someone who has a birthday May 22. Guess who will be getting a million-dollar check in that card…
    I am a little peeved at my pastor though…I mean, he hasn’t said a WORD about this. Just keeps passing the collection plates around…

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  18. I missed that, Fur-Dog. But I would’ve laughed…
    Plus I know someone who has a birthday May 22. Guess who will be getting a million-dollar check in that card…
    I am a little peeved at my pastor though…I mean, he hasn’t said a WORD about this. Just keeps passing the collection plates around…

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  19. I missed that, Fur-Dog. But I would’ve laughed…
    Plus I know someone who has a birthday May 22. Guess who will be getting a million-dollar check in that card…
    I am a little peeved at my pastor though…I mean, he hasn’t said a WORD about this. Just keeps passing the collection plates around…

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  20. Original Joann , isn’t the inside of your mouth starting to hurt from all that Capn’ Crunch crunchiness?
    Love me some Capn’ here.
    Marvin gets to drive YOUR car? Hmmm. Have you driven his fine pink cabink auto yet?

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  21. I somehow think the end of the world will not start with birds falling out of the sky or fish washing up on shore. What did they do to anyone?

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  22. June – your dogs make me miss my nephew puppy who just left my house. He’s a lab/vizsla mix. Surprisingly he’s one of the most calm, relaxed dogs I’ve ever met. AND he’s only 5 months old. Sigh. I have dog envy.
    In other news, why am I just noticing that I have the same pillows on my my couch as you do?

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  23. Hey Hulk, did you ever see the Six Feet Under when the woman gets hit by a car because she thinks she witnessing the rapture? Yeah, it was some schmucks from a naughty party store moving helium filled sex dolls to another site and they accidentally let them go…
    So it could be that.
    Or the other scientific explanation is that the birds were struck by upper air hail. The fish died from a bacterial infection since they were all the same species.
    Okay, continue panicking everyone.

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  24. Hey Hulk, did you ever see the Six Feet Under when the woman gets hit by a car because she thinks she witnessing the rapture? Yeah, it was some schmucks from a naughty party store moving helium filled sex dolls to another site and they accidentally let them go…
    So it could be that.
    Or the other scientific explanation is that the birds were struck by upper air hail. The fish died from a bacterial infection since they were all the same species.
    Okay, continue panicking everyone.

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  25. Hey Hulk, did you ever see the Six Feet Under when the woman gets hit by a car because she thinks she witnessing the rapture? Yeah, it was some schmucks from a naughty party store moving helium filled sex dolls to another site and they accidentally let them go…
    So it could be that.
    Or the other scientific explanation is that the birds were struck by upper air hail. The fish died from a bacterial infection since they were all the same species.
    Okay, continue panicking everyone.

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  26. Thank God you’re unemployed! How else would be have known about that pot hole in front of your house and men in trucks and have it all so dramatically documented? Ok, shame and humiliation, head tucked under my arm from total embarrassment–I got the Indian reference, Hulk, no prob. but…um…oh…yeast and PETA? Do I get kicked out of the club because I don’t get it? Do I have to resuck all the coffee I’ve spit over previous posts and swallow it this time? Will I EVER be allowed in this hysterical company again? Red. Is what my face is.

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  27. Thank God you’re unemployed! How else would be have known about that pot hole in front of your house and men in trucks and have it all so dramatically documented? Ok, shame and humiliation, head tucked under my arm from total embarrassment–I got the Indian reference, Hulk, no prob. but…um…oh…yeast and PETA? Do I get kicked out of the club because I don’t get it? Do I have to resuck all the coffee I’ve spit over previous posts and swallow it this time? Will I EVER be allowed in this hysterical company again? Red. Is what my face is.

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  28. Thank God you’re unemployed! How else would be have known about that pot hole in front of your house and men in trucks and have it all so dramatically documented? Ok, shame and humiliation, head tucked under my arm from total embarrassment–I got the Indian reference, Hulk, no prob. but…um…oh…yeast and PETA? Do I get kicked out of the club because I don’t get it? Do I have to resuck all the coffee I’ve spit over previous posts and swallow it this time? Will I EVER be allowed in this hysterical company again? Red. Is what my face is.

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  29. I also missed the birds and fish falling from the sky thing. Dang.
    Also? My ridiculous relative who will remain nameless is one of those end-timer people who talks about cheerful things at breakfast like armageddon. Fun times!
    May 21st? Shit. My birthday is on the 30th, so Hulkie do you think we can ask for an extension? I LOVE my birthday despite the fact I will be a crotchety 46 years old this year.
    And I’d give anything to have ever been described as gangly. I’m more on the round, clumpy end of things over here.
    Lastly, June, go to the grocery store, buy some cookies and take them over to the poor Mom of the dead neighbor already. Marvin needs to work on his neighborliness quotient! Jeez!

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  30. What birds and fish? And what end of world? See, avoiding the newspapers and new shows and anything even slightly resembling information is my way of remaining happy. I’ll go for weeks not knowing that someone famous died. Ed and Talu look all cute cuddled up together, like “what? We haven’t been up to anything except sleeping quietly”.

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  31. Hulk (On the bright side, Junie-we won't get any older. And I wish you could appreciate how funny that Indians reference was...) says:

    Wasn’t that funny in “Tommy Boy” when Chris Farley and Davis Spade were singing that song, and those were the only words they knew?

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  32. Hulk (On the bright side, Junie-we won't get any older. And I wish you could appreciate how funny that Indians reference was...) says:

    Wasn’t that funny in “Tommy Boy” when Chris Farley and Davis Spade were singing that song, and those were the only words they knew?

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  33. Hulk (On the bright side, Junie-we won't get any older. And I wish you could appreciate how funny that Indians reference was...) says:

    Wasn’t that funny in “Tommy Boy” when Chris Farley and Davis Spade were singing that song, and those were the only words they knew?

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  34. “We’re hoping people won’t take our word for it, or Harold Camping’s word for it. We’re hoping that people will search the scriptures for themselves.”
    Camping, 89, believes the Bible essentially functions as a cosmic calendar explaining exactly when various prophecies will be fulfilled.
    The retired civil engineer said all his calculations come from close readings of the Bible, but that external events like the foundation of the state of Israel in 1948 are signs confirming the date.
    “Beyond the shadow of a doubt, May 21 will be the date of the Rapture and the day of judgment,” he said.
    The doctrine known as the Rapture teaches that believers will be taken up to heaven, while everyone else will remain on earth for a period of torment, concluding with the end of time. Camping believes that will happen in October.

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  35. “We’re hoping people won’t take our word for it, or Harold Camping’s word for it. We’re hoping that people will search the scriptures for themselves.”
    Camping, 89, believes the Bible essentially functions as a cosmic calendar explaining exactly when various prophecies will be fulfilled.
    The retired civil engineer said all his calculations come from close readings of the Bible, but that external events like the foundation of the state of Israel in 1948 are signs confirming the date.
    “Beyond the shadow of a doubt, May 21 will be the date of the Rapture and the day of judgment,” he said.
    The doctrine known as the Rapture teaches that believers will be taken up to heaven, while everyone else will remain on earth for a period of torment, concluding with the end of time. Camping believes that will happen in October.

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  36. “We’re hoping people won’t take our word for it, or Harold Camping’s word for it. We’re hoping that people will search the scriptures for themselves.”
    Camping, 89, believes the Bible essentially functions as a cosmic calendar explaining exactly when various prophecies will be fulfilled.
    The retired civil engineer said all his calculations come from close readings of the Bible, but that external events like the foundation of the state of Israel in 1948 are signs confirming the date.
    “Beyond the shadow of a doubt, May 21 will be the date of the Rapture and the day of judgment,” he said.
    The doctrine known as the Rapture teaches that believers will be taken up to heaven, while everyone else will remain on earth for a period of torment, concluding with the end of time. Camping believes that will happen in October.

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  37. I used to have a dog who would run up the walls and do back flips, who could jump straight up into the air nearly 5 feet, yet never once managed to clear the 3.5 foot fence we had around the yard. I guess no one ever told him that an important part of jumping was going forward.
    Poor you. Edsel is going to be a handful. Don’t you hate it when they start young?

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  38. Hulk, this whole thing made me howl. Not that I’m a pessimist or anything but when everybody else is cheering and drinking because it’s the New Year and now everything is going to be hunky dory unlike the last year that SUCKED. Is what it did. I am always thinking, Shit. How many times will I get the flu THIS time around. Why are you guys CELEBRATING for God’s sake?

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  39. Hulk, this whole thing made me howl. Not that I’m a pessimist or anything but when everybody else is cheering and drinking because it’s the New Year and now everything is going to be hunky dory unlike the last year that SUCKED. Is what it did. I am always thinking, Shit. How many times will I get the flu THIS time around. Why are you guys CELEBRATING for God’s sake?

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  40. Hulk, this whole thing made me howl. Not that I’m a pessimist or anything but when everybody else is cheering and drinking because it’s the New Year and now everything is going to be hunky dory unlike the last year that SUCKED. Is what it did. I am always thinking, Shit. How many times will I get the flu THIS time around. Why are you guys CELEBRATING for God’s sake?

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  41. Me too Zadge – cept my nickname was Grape Ape – try and live that one down.
    And June maybe you should have used the Marliam and Kune pic and Marvin would have recognized himself amongst all things royal.

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  42. Hulk’s Random Thoughts
    ~A possible explanation for the dead birds and fish: I just read that the world is supposed to end on May 21st, 2011.
    ~Oh wait. If you believe in God, you will be saved on May 21st and be let into Heaven. If not, you will suffer til some time in October.
    ~As a life-long Indians fan, I say, “So what else is new???”
    ~This news was a little disconcerting though, as I spent all of New Year’s Day laying in my chair with the flu. That is .7% of the rest of eternity, and I was stuck drinking Vernor’s and eating soup??? DAMMIT…
    ~Who is zeroing out their 401k contributions this morning?? Vegas, baby!
    ~What really sucks is that the 21st is a Saturday. “You mean I gotta work all week, and when I FINALLY get a day off…”
    ~Of course, I guess I won’t have to cut the grass that day…

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  43. Those birds and fish remind me of that apocalyptic Demi Moore movie circa 1987, what was the name of it, where she gives birth to the guff or guffman or tim mcgraw.

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  44. My Moron Twins have just discovered squirrels and since there are 4,358 squirrels in our yard, we are full of the barky bark lately.
    I think I might have the same thing as Marvin. I don’t recognize anybody. People will come up to me when we’re out and have a whole conversation and when they leave I’m always like, “I have no idea who that was.”
    Many years ago I worked as a bank teller. I was always worried I’d get held up, not because of my life being in danger or anything, but because I knew I wouldn’t be able to give any kind of description of the robber.
    I’m freaked out about the birds falling from the sky, too.

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